This day in Indiana history: “Big Shot Rob” Phinisee catches a losing streak against Purdue

BLOOMINGTON, Indiana — In a moment he will never forget, Rob Phinisee ran off a Race Thompson canopy and intercepted Trey Galloway’s incoming pass on the right wing. Phinisee rose above Purdue’s Sasha Stefanovic and sank a 3-pointer to give Indiana a point advantage with 16.9 seconds on the clock.

With two stops and two free throws between Trayce Jackson and Davis, Indiana secured a 68-65 win over Purdue, ending the Hoosiers’ nine-game losing streak in the state-to-state rivalry. A year ago today, on January 20, 2022, fans stormed the court and lifted Phinisee – known as “Big Shot Rob” – onto their shoulders.

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